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Beavers Hang Tough At Hutchinson

06 September 2013

The Pratt Community College Beavers took on the Hutchinson Blue Dragons in a three game series last night.The Beavers jumped to an early lead in the first inning. A power display coming from a Trey Trahan home run put the Beavers on top 1-0. Then in the top of the fourth, they put two more runs on the board, and were able to tack on another in the 6th. The offense was led by sophomore Scott Alvarez who was 3-3 including 2 doubles. Colter Barnes and Gaige Webster also had multiple hits.

As for the pitching, Clayton Blanks, Corey Mondello, Tyler Huffstickler, and Creighton Hoover combined to shut out a veteran Hutchinson offense. The staff allowed 3 hits and surrendered only one walk in six innings of work. Execution and timely hitting was the key to victory in the first game, and the Beavers won 4-0.

Game two didn�t go in the Beavers favor. Despite a home run by Justin Crouch to lead off the fourth inning, a tough pitching performance by the Hutchinson staff held the dangerous Pratt lineup to only 2 runs. 6-2 was the final score with the Blue Devils on top.

After a big second inning in the final game of the evening, the Beavers found themselves on top 4-0. In the middle innings however, the Hutchinson offense climbed back into the game and held a one run lead going into the final inning of the night. With one out and no men on, Carson Garrett laced a fastball down the left field line for a single. An errant pickoff attempt sent Garrett to third, and he later scored the tying run due to a wild pitch. That would be all that the Beavers could muster however and after Cameron Clements shut the door in the bottom half of the inning, the final score was 5-5.

The Beavers next play on Saturday Sept. 7 at Stanion Field at 1 p.m. against Dodge City.